Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center
Located along Paint Creek, Paintsville is the seat of Johnson County, Kentucky, and the city had a population of 3,459 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Since the late 1990s, Paintsville has grown rapidly due in part to some business developments and growing tourist interest. The downtown has been undergoing revitalization in order to rejuvenate its original business district. In the bottomland at the confluence of Paint Creek and the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River amid the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Cumberland Plateau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles. Beginning in 1976, Paintsville's main shopping district has gradually moved from Main Street to Mayo Plaza, which is northwest of downtown, which serves as Paintsville's financial district. But, in May 2009 Paintsville received a grant to redevelop Main Street in hopes of making it one of the city's popular shopping districts again. The October Kentucky Apple Festival is held annually and includes live music, carnival rides, a pageant, various competitions, a parade, and a car show. In May the city holds a Spring Fling on Main Street in May.